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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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world-class

3,529 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,529
Reviews: 1,979
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 189
Gots: 184 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Ahhdball

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even though the bartender did her best on the pour the head on this beer was HUGE. 1/2 foam 1/2 brew. 1/2 off-white, almost beige, 1/2 deep red, a good looking beer sans the head. Smelled heavy spices (cinnamon, choriander) and a small amount of malt. The taste was very unexpected (I've never had a Weizenbock) and delicious. Small hints of orange, vanilla, and cinnamon followed through with a chocolate malt. All the flavors had combined very nicely. The mouthfeel was tangy, smooth and light. I'd love to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2004 15:25:25 | More by Ahhdball
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Cozzatoad

Italy

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on bottle several times and this is were the notes come from. Also tried it on-tap, and it was maybe slightly better

A- Murky/cloudy brown. Head goes up very quickly if poured in a Weizen glass, you actually need to pour it very slowly if you don't want to have just the head. Once you have finished the head is about one third of the glass, and stays there almost until the end

S- Not very strong but sure very good: roasted malts match with liquorice, banana, caramel and clove

T- A bread-like taste from the malts obviously takes the main stage, but raisin, banana, chocolate and clove also play their part. A complex but yet very gentle flavour

M- This is the best part. The beer is soft and gentle on your mouth and still so strong and warming. No alcohol taste is to be found and a hint of crispness (perfect carbonation) gives the mouthfeel a little more life

D- Sure an incredibly easy drink for 8%ABV. The perfect combination between complexity and drinkability

A wonderful beer, the bottle version was maybe a bit 'lifeless' if compared with the on-tap version, but i'm not sure wheter ratings would actually change

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 14:02:28 | More by Cozzatoad
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aracauna

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark reddish brown, like strong cloudy tea. Easy head had fairly large, soda-like bubbles form the head, but without the fizziness. As for taste, it's got the same strong esteriness of the Schneider weisse with the richer slight caramelly taste from the darker malts. Finishes with cloves. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2002 19:24:55 | More by aracauna
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xoqx

Washington

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is massive beer by every measure, especially taste, smell, mouthfeel, alcohol content. The color is deep brown, almost beginning to redden with sparkling carbonation. The offwhite head was small and dissipated quickly and no lace ever formed. The smell is smoky and clove-spicy with dark fruity aromas. The higher than average alcohol is detectable in the nose. The taste is complex and multilayered with deep wheaty malts and bready notes followed by sharp spicy phenols with significant tart character. The mouthfeel is warming from the alcohol to be sure and very carbonated and crisp, almost sharp. The finish is long and not solventy, but a bit hot. This is very drinkable, in spite of its high alcohol content. A superb beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 02:15:51 | More by xoqx
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, cloudy brown appearance with thick head that slowly settles down. Smell is very sweet, with various fruit (banana, oranges, etc.) and a hint of citrus and wheat.

Taste is very fruity, picked up bananas, raisins and orange. Picked up various spices as well as malt, wheat and vanilla. Very flavorful beer. Surprisingly light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is spicy with a lingering taste of the various fruits above.

One excellent wheat beer. Not only is it flavorful but it's smooth and easy to drink. Can be rare, so don't pass up an opportunity to try this.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 06:23:12 | More by CrazyMike
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a weizen glass.
no freshness info found.

pours a murky cola-brown, almost chestnut, and yields a towering, foamy beige head that slowly recedes to a lasting 1/2" or so. good retention and lacing. nose is very respectable, offering a nice potpourri of banana, spice, bubblegum, and a lot of wheat maltiness.

flavor delivers more of the same but trumps the aroma: ample notes of banana, clove, maybe a touch of dark fruit, apples, and wheat malt. complex and tasty. 8.2% ABV exceedingly well-hidden. great beer. medium-bodied mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation.

overall this is simply an upper-eschelon german brew. not a style i personally tend to gravitate toward, but this one is very good. not to be missed.

(originally reviewed: 05-01-2011)

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 23:46:19 | More by BostonHops
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dpnelson1978

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

$5.49 / ea.

S: Ripe bananas dominate.

A: Big loose white head that quickly dissipates. No lancing with moderate cover. Cloudy brown body.

T: Ripe fruit and subtle malt. No hop flavor. No noticeable -OH. Love it!

D: Very drinkable. -OH is well hidden and the taste and feel are wonderful.

O: Great beer. I'm going to stock up ASAP.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 05:47:23 | More by dpnelson1978
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 500ml bottle into my pseudo not-quite weizen glass.

A: Cloudy amber. Looks like muddy water. Medium carbonation pours into a 1 finger, bubbly, off-white head. Quickly melts away into a couple of pockets of bubbly carbonation on the surface. Carbonation rises throughout. No lacing to speak of.

S: Wheat, yeast, a little clove and maybe ginger.

T: Wheat and yeast is prominent. Pungent flavor of Italian spices, with a hint of sweetness (maybe nutmeg).

M: Light and thin, but concentrated flavor. The yeast really slaps you in the face first, the pungent aftertaste remains. But a smooth consistent wheat grounds the whole thing. Finishes a bit dry.

D: Good drinkability, but this is one to sip.

Good brew. Complex flavor and nose, does have a bit of a strong alcohol taste. Really distinctive feel. This is one to sit down and enjoy. This is a quality quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 02:55:14 | More by bmwats
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle opened and reviewed on 03/18/10.

A: Pours a cloudy, hazy, light amber orange body under a perfect finger of head that actually does not lace at all.

S: Pungent dark fruit, strong yeast, and bushels of wheat. Upon more smelling roasted grains and chocolate malts show up, some apricots as well. This is a full, beautiful nose.

T: The initial flavor is platter of dark fruits and nuts dripping with sweet nectar and honey. Apricot, dates, very ripe bananas, something like pecans (maybe even hazelnuts?) and light cloves grace the palate up front. Move back through the taste experience and you will find rich yeast-laced wheat and malt, the essence of a lighter body red wine, sweet chocolate and cherries. Sweet when it needs to be, but not fake or syrupy. A slight metallic aftertaste is this fine brew's only (and slight) blemish. This might be due to the age of this bottle as well.

M: Literally sticky in my mouth and the back of the throat. Otherwise not a heavy bodied beer, which is interesting to me, I have never felt that combination before. Still very carbonated and maybe even a bit to much so, surprising to me after 3 years.

D: Beautifully drinkable. Nothing more to say!

Overall: What an incredible beer, it has aged quite well over the last 3 years. I regret not thinking ahead and drinking this side by side with a fresh vintage. Thanks to beandip for sending this, it was a treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 20:04:22 | More by allforbetterbeer
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Greggy

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into an eventinus weizen glass leaving a rather unimpressive 1 finger head that slowly recedes into a cap with minimal lacing. The body is a nice brown with ample yeast sediment.

S- Very nice clove banana maltiness with just a suggestion of light alcohol leading me to believe that this is going to be a large beer. Deep down I detect a fresh green apple with a light pepperiness. Nice.

T- Initial thought is that the alcohol is well hidden but does have a nice warming on the way down. I get notes of banana, clove, a touch of cocoa, with a finish on the sweet side. Banana split kind of comes to mind here. After a very long.. sweet finish I gather some very intense pepper which I enjoy thoroughly.

M- Mouthfeel is big warming with just a nice scrubbing bubbles of light carbonation. The finish is nice.

D- Other than the warming, the alcohol is hidden well. I wouldn't call it sessionable but I could see this linking up very well with some German food. I will revisit this is the future as I don't think it really lived up to what it can be.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 03:28:18 | More by Greggy
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into stein. Poors a dark copper, huge thick head. Low carbonation and no lacing. Smells of malt, banana, clove and pepper. Medium body, smooth and well rounded with some nice banana, not bitter but a nice long lasting kick that trickles down your throat. After taste is spicy and warm. One of my favorite weizenbocks.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 17:16:48 | More by CuriousMonk
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is nice. Poured out to a darker amber orange color that was slightly cloudy. Nice 1 1/2 Inch head and higher carbonation. Aroma was very complex, with some notes of grapes, hops, and a end similar to smoked bacon. Flavor was very solid, with notes of malt, cocoa, and dark fruits. Hid the 8% ABV very well. Medium mouthfeel was not overly heavy, and not to wimpy light. Finished a bit sweet and malty. Very nice. This is a great all round beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2005 23:17:32 | More by Frozensoul327
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a medium dark brown with a solid white head that keeps its form. Good lacing and thickness.

S: Aromas of bananas, malt, hops, raisins, hints of spice, and a touch of vanilla.

T: Bananas, cloves, some malt and hops, good spiciness coming through, quite sweet with some hints of a light chocolate.

M: Smooth, with well balanced flavors that really get into the mouth. Refreshing character not typical of a higher ABV beer.

O: A well balanced, tasty, uncharacteristically refreshing beer that's comparable to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier but with a bigger alcohol kick. Looks dark, tastes light. Nice. Definitely can't beat the price.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 10:58:41 | More by NumberNone
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's always a good way to end a day... to dive into this one. A look that is prototypical of a dark wheat (dark mohogany and clearly hazy!?), but after that, it's nearly perfect. Aromas are that of a light barleywine with bubblegum (juicy fruit) and esters (banannas and cloves). The flavors are intensely similar. Bigger and bolder sweetness than expected in wheat beers but complex and bold nonetheless. More akin to and Urbock. So is the body, texture, and mouthfeel. Wheat-like malty/bready flavors show nicely from nose to finish. Sweet and malty in the finish and with a fruity, warming aftertaste. One of the best beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2005 17:43:08 | More by BEERchitect
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a tea brown with an initially huge head but it disappated down to a quarter finger. Virtually no lacing either.
S- Smell is definitely wheat malt forward, with notes of banana, slight bit of spice, and a bit of fig and/or raisen in there. Can't decide which dark fruit is a better explanation.
T- Big wheat flavor, some banana and cocoa notes, a vague bit of spice, and a bit of that dark fruit again.
M- the mouthfeel is interesting in that the finish is simultanesouly fizzy yet leaves a slick mouthfeel. The body is just on the light side of what I'd like, and the carbonation is just a touch high, but overall the mouthfeel is thoroughly enjoyable.
D- I liked this beer. Good flavors and good mouthfeel. Could definitely use work on head retention and lacing though. That was a bit disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 05:25:27 | More by jsprain1
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TubaManJack

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My Bottle claims 8.2% ABV, I'll consider the extra .2% a gift
Poured 500ml into 14oz mug (Note to self find proper glassware) Freshness Date- Oct.22.09

Appearance- Glorious rich oak brown body, its also misty in clarity. A moderate head that looks rather creamy with uniform cous-cous sized bubbles. The head then fades within a minute to thick lacing rings.
Smell- Sweet fruity notes of spotted bananas and sour apple and chocolate malt. Major yeast bottle conditioning notes as well over powering toward the end of the beer.
Taste- Very strong bottle conditioning, it a new experience for me, once past that flavors really emerge and its amazing with the smell just as the taste, bitterness from the malt and sourness for the BC. This beer is really complex and very few minutes it seems to change character, very pleasant.
Mouthfeel- Very big and bold present in each sip. The limited carbonation was just what was needed. The alcohol was somewhat in the background, but ever present.
Drinkability- Its like being on a rollercoaster, the experience is overwhelming but everytime you find yourself waiting back in line.

Outstanding its worth the experience to track it down.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 00:20:34 | More by TubaManJack
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crookedhalo

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice chesnutty copper color with a Volcanous, fizzy light beige head. Aroma is warm and inviting. Clove, roasty wheat, banana and other dark fruit and a little bit acrid or lactic smelling. Estery, spicy attack mixed with some sweet malt and dark fruit notes and finishes off with some alcohol warmth and some winey esters. Very nice weizenbock. Quite possibly the best in the world.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2004 23:21:18 | More by crookedhalo
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Came in a half liter bottle at 8% ABV. Pours a nice dark red/brown, with lots of head. Has a fruity, malty aroma that I thoroughly enjoyed. The taste is fruity as well, with more maltiness and smooth caramel flavour. A little bit of an alcohol taste but not enough to really hurt it. I really enjoyed this beer, I thought it tasted quite similar to Maudite, so if you like Maudite this one is worth checking out. I was already intoxicated by the time I tried this but my tastebuds never die! Aventinus was after two crappy beers so it tasted leven more excellent.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2004 14:46:17 | More by Viggo
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cnally

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here is beer in a purple-label bottle. Last time I had one of those, I ended up with a mouth full of berries. Not this time.

The Aventinus pours with little carbonation and a very slight head. It has a beautiful cloudy mahogany coloring. I would say it looks "dirty-red"

A yeasty smell rises up from this beer with aromas of cherry, honey and apple cider.

There are major flavors of apple and honey in this beer. Also, a slighly bitter aftertaste arises, yet is is nice, like a licorice almost.

It feels fizzy and frothy. Definately a heady drink, full of body. Packs almost too much of a punch.

I love the angle here, but there is something going on with the aftertaste. It leaves a minute sourness which does not detract from the overall impact of the beer, just my desire to have another.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 01:35:15 | More by cnally
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beergod1

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber Hue with glowing brown and orange highlights. this one pours with a Huge fluffy head about three or more inches tall and off white. powerful aroma with lots of complex layers consisting of yeast and extremely fruity, and slightly spiced. banana, clove, a little raisin and some apricot are all in there. now thats wheat beer. Extremely smooth palate with lots of caramel and slightly sticky. strong banana and clove flavors with a nice spicy finish with just a touch of alcohol. This one makes me moan.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 00:28:34 | More by beergod1
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infi

New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

Beautifully pours a cloudy dark-brown color which releases a fat pale beige head then resides back down to a small cap. Zero lacing upon the glass. Some carbonation can be found towards the bottom end of the glass. No lacing at all. Smell is very fruity in esters - all banana. There's some bready and wheat characteristics and clove oriented in spice alongside the banana quality.

Taste is initially full of a nice wheat breadiness. The banana flavor is incredibly potent here which eases into the nice hints of clove spiciness - all typical of a weizen. There's some caramel amongst all the breadiness and fruit also. Makes for a nice flavor combination. Towards the end is a nice alcoholic kick and short bitterness.

Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with moderate carbonation. There's a substantial feel of the mini bubbles on the palate. Drinkability is dangerously drinkable. Absolutely delicious and smooth with no immediate taste of the 8.2% ABV. Can't have too many of these on a night. But nonetheless, one of the best German brews I've had.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 04:41:56 | More by infi
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A body that at its darkest center is brown. As more light passes through (farther from the thickest middle) it becomes more reddish. The very bottom is a dark, rusty orange. Many strands of carbonation bubbles attach to the glass at the bottom. A few yeast particles float around. Big, fluffy, off-white head that has solid staying power. Spotty lacing.

Smells mostly like a heffeweizen. Notes of bannana and a little spicy clove. Just a hint of chocolately malt in the background.

The first thing I notice in the flavor is the last thing I picked up in the smell, which is not normally the case. A sweet chocolately flavor followed immediately by notes of bannana. Following the bannana comes some more rich, mellow chocolate notes. Some sweetness and clove flavors come through at this point, alog with some bubble gum. Aftertaste is a litle bit boozy. A very nice Weizenbock.

Creamy mouthfeel. Almost feels like something you want to chew on.

Very drinkable beer. Refreshing and complex.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 03:01:41 | More by Hojaminbag
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2003 vintage

A: pours dark murky amber with gorgeous fluffy head

S: banana and caramel malts with some slight yeast aromas

T: mmmm, my favorite weizenbock. roasted caramel malts and banana along with spice and dark fruits.

M: I love this one because of the thickness and velvety feel across the tongue, perfectly carbonated and rounded

D: I can drink this style throughout the day, great beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 21:39:09 | More by dsigmon
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky deep crimson with a thin tan head. Very nice.

Lots of dark fruit in the aroma, along with a spicy clove in the background and some sweet malts.

Taste is nicely balanced between spicy and sweet. Some cherry and plum notes with a nice grainy malt. Also some clove in the background throughout. A hint of alcohol as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy and thick with somewhat heavy carbonation.

This is insanely easy to drink despite the heavy mouthfeel and 8% ABV. Delicious.

HV

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 16:14:36 | More by sholland119
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darklordlager

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had been looking to try this one for some time, and finally got the chance. (I had high expectations coming into this)

A-Poured into a Weizen glass, a huge light-tan head erupts (even with a very gentle pour) and it becomes quite obvious that this is a wheat beer. Medium brown in color, appears acorn when held up to the light.

S-While initially there wasn't much here, as it warms some scents of banana, clove, and...cigarette smoke(?) become evident.

T-Lively carbonation with spice and some alcohol initially, which fades into a strong but pleasant banana flavour with some spices towards the back of the tongue...

M-Syrupy, which coats the tongue...

D-If not for the relatively high ABV, it would be highly drinkable...

Great beer, which met if not surpassed my expectations.

Note: The banana flavours fade into the background as it warms, and are replaced with a bold malty taste, with some alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2008 21:12:13 | More by darklordlager
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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